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User currently offlineBeeweel15 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1719 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1641 times:

Back in the days we had Boeing , Douglas and Lockheed to name a few. Airbus was only a mini player. Now today we only have only Boeing and Airbus in the 120 seat and above maket. Does anyone think there will be another major player to come into the arena in the next few years. Think Lockheed and Rockwell could join forces and come up with a line of aircraft to give at least Airbus a run for their money.

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User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1631 times:

Bombardier with the C-Series

Mitsubishi when their MRJ is successful and they decide to go bigger

Russian aviation company UAC/OAK

Embraer, say they don't want to, but they might

Chinese certainly within ten years.


User currently offlineRbgso From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 585 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1537 times:



Quoting Beeweel15 (Thread starter):
Think Lockheed and Rockwell could join forces and come up with a line of aircraft to give at least Airbus a run for their money.

Sure they could, but I think Lockheed and Rockwell are comfortable with the steady stream of profit derived from defense business. The civilian market is too cyclical for them.


User currently offlineRFields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7345 posts, RR: 32
Reply 3, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1519 times:

I think only the Chinese government has the money to put into long range development and to carry a manufacturer long enough to become established.

China also has a substantial internal market.

Bombardier and Embraer will have to hit a home run with an A320/ B737 replacement sized aircraft to make the leap.

But, with the current oil price climate, the whole point could be moot in a few years.

Air travel could well shrink to the point that no company could sustain new aircraft development solely from sales. And it could just as well go the opposite way if things change.


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